Coffee filter wreaths have been all the rage the last year or so, but I have yet to make one of these beauties for myself. I bought the coffee filters with the intent to do a regular wreath, but then had the idea to do a monogram hanger for the wedding. I had already planned to make a monogram hanging with moss or something on it, so this would save me some money! I think I spent around $5 total for everything including the coffee filters and some gluesticks.
Here is how to make your own:
- Box Cutter/Exacto knife
- Glue gun
- Glue Sticks (you’ll use a lot of these)
- Coffee Filters (I used right at 150)
Step #5: I began by lining the edges with folded coffee filters. Fold the coffee filter in half, half it again, and then half it again. Snip off the end to help the glue get into all the layers Step #6: Begin filling in the middle section. I used a combination of filters folded in half twice and filters folded in half 3 times like the outline ones. I didn’t snip off the ends of most of the ones in the middle so as to try to cover more of the cardboard. Just fill in as needed, and work your way all the way around the letter. You don’t need to be exact, it is a very forgiving project. If you mess us, just tear off the filter. Step #7: Look at your completed letter and see if you see any holes that need to be filled. I had a few spots on the top that I added a few more filters to. You may also want to trim the filters if there are areas that are uneven. Just cut off the tops of the filters to the desired height.
Enjoy your beautiful, frugal wreath door hanger! I am going to be using ours at our wedding reception, and then later can use it in our home.
You can hang it if you add a ribbon on the back or just sit up somewhere :)
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